At first glance, Matthew Macy seemed like a perfectly reasonable choice to port WireGuard into the FreeBSD kernel. WireGuard is an encrypted point-to-point tunneling protocol, part of what most people think of as a “VPN.” FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system that powers everything from Cisco and Juniper routers to Netflix’s network stack, and Macy had plenty of experience on its dev team, including work on multiple network drivers.

So when Jim Thompson, the CEO of Netgate, which makes FreeBSD-powered routers, decided it was time for FreeBSD to enjoy the same level of in-kernel WireGuard support that Linux does, he reached out to offer Macy a contract. Macy would port WireGuard into the FreeBSD kernel, where Netgate could then use it in the company’s popular pfSense router distribution. The contract was offered without deadlines or milestones; Macy was simply to get the job done on his own schedule.

Source: Arstechnica


  • About

    I never asked for this.

  • Got something interesting?

    You think you got something which should be on this site? Then contact me. You want something removed from this site, because you think it should not be here? Then go fuck yourself. This is a free website. Free as in freedom. It tolerates every opinion from everyone. However, it does not tolerate things which are illegal according to the Swiss legislation.

  • Disclaimer

    I cannot be held responsible for any kind of direct, indirect or consequential damages caused by the stuff and or opinions I provide here. Use this on your own risk. Don’t blame me if something goes wrong or totally messes up your machine, your life or whatever. If this is unacceptable for you then go away and never come back again. Thank you!